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Petroleum Engineer

PARK ROW, TX | Other
4 Days Ago

Job Description

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Petroleum Engineer for our Houston, TX or Baton Rouge, LA offices. Be involved in projects with our Underground Storage Team in WSP's Energy group and work for a growing organization that meets our client’s energy storage needs through engineering, project management and execution as part of our Regulatory Engineering and Geologic Services (REGS) team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Regulatory Engineering & Geological Services Team supports clients with subsurface geological and engineering concerns for site selection, feasibility, permitting, and petitioning of underground injection control wells for nonhazardous/hazardous waste injection and carbon sequestration. The team also interacts regularly with state and federal regulatory agencies on behalf of our clients.
  • Support industrial waste disposal and carbon sequestration projects. Project sites are located across the U.S.
  • Comfortable working with subsurface uncertainty.
  • Develop and review regulatory documentation developed for various underground injection control wells.
  • Provide expertise in a broad range of petroleum engineering activities related to underground storage and other porous media applications, including but not limited to reservoir, drilling and completions.
  • Directly perform engineering evaluations and analyses such as volumetrics, reservoir characterization, and deliverability and flow calculations in a variety of depositional scenarios for commodities such as natural gas, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and disposal liquids.
  • Interface between Regulatory Geological Services Team and Drilling, Mechanical Integrity Testing, and Workover Groups.
  • Participate in feasibility studies, supports drilling activities (remotely), supports regulatory compliance issues, and other duties as assigned.
  • Act as primary contact with client and regulating agency on small and medium sized projects.
  • Complete high-quality deliverables on-time within project scope-of-work and budgeted hours.
  • Work with multidisciplinary team of geologists, engineers, CAD specialists, and administrative assistants to deliver successful projects
  • Other duties as assigned.

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
  • 3 years of experience working as petroleum reservoir or drilling engineer.
  • 3 years of experience with regular and sustained client and subcontractor engagement.
  • Experienced with technical writing and developing large technical documents.
  • Experienced with well design, well construction, downhole monitoring instrumentation, and drilling operations.
  • Willingness to travel to project sites, client and regulator offices, industry conferences, etc.  Travel expected to be < 10%. 
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures (DO NOT DELETE THIS REQUIREMENT)
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies (DO NOT DELETE THIS REQUIREMENT)
  • This role is subject to a client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of the client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request. " should be included as a basic qualification.
  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Drilling experience for deep well injection and/or petroleum exploration/development.
  • Familiarity or experience with well testing and reservoir modeling.
  • Wastewater injection well experience, Class I programs, EOR with either water floods or carbon dioxide, or others.
  • Permitting experience in Underground Injection Control (UIC) experience.
  • Project management experience and training with multidisciplinary teams and multiple external stakeholders.
  • Professional Engineering (petroleum) license or EIT in Texas and/or Louisiana with availability to apply by comity to other states as needed.
  • PMP certification a plus.


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